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Anti-Personnel Mines under Humanitarian Law

A View from the Vanishing Point

by Stuart Maslen

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Published by Intersentia Uitgevers N V .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arms negotiation & control,
  • International humanitarian law,
  • General,
  • Law

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12806385M
    ISBN 109050951899
    ISBN 109789050951890

    It is also permitted to transfer anti-personnel mines for the purpose of their destruction (article 3). Each State is obliged to clear all emplaced anti-personnel mines in mined areas under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible but not later than 10 years after it becomes a . The Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines; The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Many provisions of international humanitarian law are now accepted as customary law, that is, as general rules by which all States are bound.

    Observed a law since that temporarily prohibits the United States from exporting and transferring anti-personnel landmines. Built on this moratorium by establishing a permanent anti-personnel landmine export and transfer ban in Tightening . International Law, Politics and Inhumane Weapons book. The Effectiveness of Global Landmine Regimes. Introduction Two treaties have emerged under international humanitarian law (IHL) in response to the humanitarian scourge of landmines. norm against the use of anti-personnel mines (APMs). The corollary to this argument is that the.

    According to International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) 5, a (land)mine is a ‘munition designed to be placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person or a vehicle’6. Mines can be either designed as ‘anti -personnel’ or ‘anti -tank’. Anti-personnel. mines and the rights of civilians who are protected under international humanitarian law. We welcome and reiterate the communication by the Convention’s Presidency on this topic. The use of anti-personnel mines anywhere, anytime, and by any actor is unacceptable to the European Union.


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Anti-Personnel Mines under Humanitarian Law: A View from the Vanishing Point Author: Stuart Maslen Anti-Personnel Mines under Humanitarian Law: A View From the Vanishing Point considers in depth the various customary and conventional legal regimes applicable to the use of anti-personnel by: 3.

It assesses how successfully humanitarian law -- the 'vanishing point' of international law -- has managed to reduce the threat to civilians from anti-personnel mines, and identifies lessons for the future regulation of other conventional weaponry.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESOURCES. CARNAHAN Burrus, “The Law of Land Mine Warfare: Protocol II to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons”, in Military Law Review, Vol., p. CAUDERAY Gérald C., “Anti-Personnel Mines”, in IRRC, No.July-Augustpp.

The issue of whether anti-personnel land mines are of a nature to strike military and civilian persons and objects without distinction is a matter of quite some debate. Clearly, as with rifles, mines are capable of being used against civilians but are not necessarily so used.

It could be argued that mines are indiscriminate by nature because their effects cannot be limited as required by the law; even if the. This practice means that it cannot be said at this stage that the use of anti-personnel landmines is prohibited under customary international law.

However, almost all States, including those that are not party to the Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Mines and are not in favour of their immediate ban, have agreed that they need to work.

HUMANITARIAN LAW (IHL) Antoine Bouvier Legal Adviser, ICRC Geneva. ABV/COM_EDUC Convention on anti-personnel mines Statute of the International Criminal Court Additional Protocol III (New emblem) under responsible command.

Anti-personnel mines Under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (), States must not under any circumstances use, develop, produce, stockpile or transfer anti-personnel mines, or help anyone else to do so.

the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines; the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Many provisions of international humanitarian law are now accepted as customary law – that is, as general rules by which all States are bound.

Controversial weapons are those that are either prohibited under international conventions or are investing in weapons they consider contrary to international humanitarian law.

Article of the 5 transport of anti-personnel mines, cluster munitions, and/or inert munitions or armor plating. Summary: This volume considers in depth the various customary and conventional legal regimes applicable to the use of anti-personnel mines.

It assesses how successfully humanitarian law-the "vanishing point" of international law-has managed to reduce the threat to civilians from anti-personnel mines. Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, book, International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction, offer use of force, and derogations under human rights law used as an argument.

Contrary to anti-personnel mines, which are a proscribed weapon for states that have ratified the Ottawa Convention, [xiii] states consider naval mines as a lawful weapon with their employment restricted and regulated by treaty law and customary international humanitarian law (IHL). Synopsis The International Committee of the Red Cross has played a key role in the effort to ban anti-personnel landmines.

This book provides an overview of the work of the ICRC concerning landmines from through The potential use of nuclear weapons has long been a global concern. This article highlights the principal rules of international humanitarian law (IHL) governing the conduct of hostilities applicable to nuclear weapons, and the issues and concerns that would arise were such weapons ever to be used again, in particular the severe and extensive consequences for civilians, civilian objects.

Follow Stuart Maslen and explore their bibliography from 's Stuart Maslen Author Page. Józef Stanisław Kosacki (–) was a Polish professor engineer, inventor, and an officer in the Polish Army during World War is best known as the inventor of the Polish mine detector, the first man-portable mine detector, whose basic design has been in use with various armies for over 50 years.

The GICHD also contributes to the implementation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and other relevant instruments of international law. The GICHD follows the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.

The Department of Defense had commented that the previous anti-personnel landmine (APM) policy could place American Forces at a severe disadvantage during conflict. This contribution critically discusses the employment of APMs under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL).

Restrictive former US practice. A recent blog piece by Chris Loughran highlighted the important achievements of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) in helping to reduce the suffering caused by anti-personnel mines and the critical role that the Fourth Review Conference will play in setting the next steps and priorities for APMBC States Parties.

Yet, even with these achievements, it is a sad reality. Mines, explosive remnants of war (ERW), and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) disproportionately impact the civilian population.

Abandoned anti-personnel mines and IEDs have a particularly indiscriminate effect that is prohibited under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is estimated that Humanitarian Demining as a orm of Humanitarian Assistance under International Humanitarian Law 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1.

INTRODUCTION 2. WHAT IS HUMANITARIAN DEMINING? BOOKS AND ARTICLES Given the impact that abandoned anti-personnel mines have on the realisation of human rights, including the rights to life.ON INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW - 1 - MODEL LEGISLATION for common law states ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES ACT X An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines all anti-personnel mines in mined areas under the jurisdiction or control of [INSERT.